Number of Cruises: 1
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Sovereign of the Seas
Sailing Date: March 6th, 2007
Itinerary: NOT FOUND
My wife and I had taken our first cruise on the Royal Caribbean's Sovereign of the Seas, that we were awarded from our jobs for being the top supervisors. We won the cruise for 4 night cruise to Nassau Bahamas & to Coco Cay (which is royal Caribbean's own private island). We flew from Warren, Ohio to Port Canaveral, Fl.
We had to wait for a little while in line to get on the ship. When we boarded the ship they were selling pop cups for $8.00 a day. They gave us a key card that acts like a credit card, its your key to the world. Our room on deck 5 was small, but was nice. They made towel animals and put them on our bed every day.
Elevators only were bad during busy times, like right before going ashore. The top decks were so nice and clean, the ship has 2 pools and 2 hot tubs. The ocean water is so nice and blue. My wife saw a friend on board that she has not seen for 10 years!
We had second seating for dinner, highly recommended. We never felt rushed to get back to the ship when in port or when we were doing our own thing around the ship. The food was great! Our wait staff excellent. Our group was able to sit together. We would each order a plate and then get a couple of extra plates in the middle for sharing. We did tend to dress to the guidelines, no jeans. For me normally khakis and button down shirt. For the most part everyone else seemed to do the same.
Nassau was nice to see except the streets were not that clean. The casino was nice and we played only the slots. In Nassau we did the pirates and dungeon tour which was very nice and also did the discover Atlantis which is a casino and a hotel with underwater tunnels with fish and sharks swimming above you. We saw the queens staircase. The straw market was dirty but if you want bargains shop the straw market, if you want the bargains you need to look at the item, then ask how much it is, then act like your not interested and tell them you can get the same item down the road cheaper, they will drop there price.
In Coco Cay the water was cold at first but you will get used to it. The beach was very nice. You have to try the drink called coco loco, it was good. You have to tender back and forth at this destination. It’s a beautiful Island.
Breakfast in the Windjammer was very good every morning and hot and fresh daily. I read that the food was cold in the Windjammer; we didn’t think so. Keep in mind that it is a buffet, but new fresh trays were brought out constantly. Either going at 7am or 9am it was always good and plenty to choose from. There were pancakes, blue berry pancakes, waffles, French toast, bagels, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, omelets, eggs, bacon, sausages, yogurt, hot cereal, cold cereal, cottage cheese, fruits, donuts, pastry’s, wheat toast, and white toast …we ate breakfast in the windjammer every morning. They had a build your own omelet station that was cooked right before you. Scrambled eggs were also there in a different area.
They also have a
chocolate buffet , which is to die for. My overall experience was good and I
would cruise with RCCL in the future. My only reservation is about the huge
number of people trying to get off the ship at one time. Everyone on this ship
was absolutely fantastic at making sure that you were enjoying your vacation.
When we left the ship, we felt as if we were leaving close friends behind that
we had known forever.